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People Who Make A Difference

Ash Patel shown here with his daughter was our top local business sponsor for 2006

Dr. Lynn Hill (L) and friend helping sort clothes for Community Christmas Dinner

Neighbors helping Neighbors has always been a tradition here in the Northeast GA.  Today many people just dont know their neighbors. They dont know whose grandmother needs medicine, whose little girl is hungry, whose house caught fire, who really needs a hand and who is telling them a story. Caring Hands Ministries provides a way that people with caring hearts can reach out to help and can be sure their help goes to people who have real needs, This is our 12th year of helping people here in the NE GA Mountains.  We verify the facts, talk to the power company, the landlord, to verify employment, make sure the need is real and find out how it happened, what can be done to help and try to be sure that it wont happen again. We become your hands reaching put to make a difference for your neighbors.

Caring Hands Ministries P O Box 2681 Cleveland, GA 30528       706 219-1980

These people who care provide our main funding if you need something they sell or do please consider buying from them.

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West Family Restaurant  Jacky Jones Ford Barrett Funeral Home  Ollie's Personal Care   Black Forest Bed & Breakfast   Mariah Construction Family Dodge N. GA Hardwoods  Universal Chevrolet Black Forest Bed & Breakfast Simco Interiors, Inc.   Williams Waste Removal Precision Metal Buildings Smokey Mountain Trader A-OK Countertops Dahlonega Chiropractic life Center  Troll Tavern The Hayloft Tag Electric Cleveland Drug Company Community Bank and Trust Ramada Inn Helen Gateway Motel Wauka Mountain Pharmacy


Yonah Drywall   Cafe International Connie's Flowers   El Campesino (Cleveland) Yonah Bowl and Skate   Magic Wok Stephens Federal Bank   Nacoochee Grill Country Bake Shop  Habersham Bank  Piggly Wiggly Pappa’s Pizza  Hofer’s Danny’s   Friendship Nursing Home Alpine Village Inn   Attorney Jed Carter  Bannister Funeral Home Alexanders Funeral Home Clevelans Veternary Hospital Cleveland Winnelson, Connie's Flowers, Dairy Queen in Cleveland Dawsonviolle Pool Room Debra's Studio of Porcelin Art Ekards Dahlonega First Financial H & R Block Cleveland               


P & B Petroleum    Road Speed Garage Star Nursing Professionals   Rick’s Restaurant  Sunburst Stables JV Mini Lube  JW Used Cars & AIII Towing The Lodge at Windy Acres   Alpine Brew & Bottle Shop Helen Cellar Gold-n-Gem Grubbin'  County Line Cleaners Creekside Deli Domino’s  Sunflower Restaurant Curves Black's Auto Service Carl Free Atty Cleveland Seamstress  Dolls by Jill Fred's Famous Peanuts Gainesville Printing Post Gainesville Whiteprint Hearth and Home Hornes Buggy Rides WRWH Habersham Home Garbage Service

This is not a full list of sponsors because businesses add their support each month.  Some years over 60% of area businesses have helped so we need to rotate the sponsors listed on the site.    This represents some of the most faithful and most recent sponsors.  If you have sponsored recently and are not included please remind us to have the webmaster update this list.  Thank You.


PARTNER CHURCH: Concord Baptist Church Clermont, GA

Supporting Church: Whole Word Worship Center  Dahlonega, GA


 2005-06 Community Caring Award        

Truitt McConnell College for all the many things they do to help make Northeast GA a better place to live.  Truitt McConnell donated the use of their Dining Hall facility for the 2005 Caring Hands Community Christmas Dinner.  They agree that no one should be hungry or lonely on Christmas Day.  This allowed us to provide food for over 500 plus toys and clothing and household necessities.  A wonderful crew of volunteers came out to help. 

Special recognition goes to Terry and Lafaye Murphy who originated the idea for the dinner in 2003 and have directed it , recruited volunteers, helped secure the necessary food, clothes toys, etc. and to Troll Tavern whose owner and staff devoted their Christmas Day to help with the 2005 dinner and to "Pappy Kenneth" who has come out to bless everyone with songs and stories the past 2 years.

2004 Business Sponsor of the Year   Ray Black of Cleveland Drug Company 

He was also our sponsor of the year in 2001.  THANK YOU RAY GOD BLESS YOU

2003 COMMUNITY CARING AWARD United Community Bank

Special Recognition Bill Sutton Jr. and Jeanette Allen

Caring Hearts

"We want to help" That was our introduction to Bob and Kathy Summerfield. They had read about Caring Hands on our web page and it touched their hearts. Would it be OK if they sent a check every month? What did we need them to pray about? Bob and Kathy have been faithful supporters financially and in prayer every month. I am not sure they had even heard of Cleveland GA before God put this in their hearts. They have been a blessing to us and to the people they have made it possible to help.  We are including them on our web page not only to recognize their caring but also to represent all the other people who care and reach out through Caring Hands and in other ways to make a difference when someone needs their help the most.

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I CARE AWARDS Recognizing people who make a difference 2007 Rev. Victor Lamar Johnson of Veterans and Community Outreach in Gainesville is a champion for those in trouble teaching them how to become strong and overcome. 2006 Wendy Franklin and Ed Sanders, Wendy volunteers as Youth Director at LAMP Ministries which reaches out with Jesus love to children and teens others have given up on. Many of these kids are finding their way out of gangs, abandonment, drugs, abuse and more.She is also an officer at RYDC so she sees first hand what happens to kids for whom there is not a program like LAMP.

Ed is always there to help it seems. Not just for Caring Hands but for his church for people in crisis for men who need to change their lives. Only the Lord knows all that Ed does 2005 Hilda Reyes of Gainesville Fran and Wendell Jones of Wendell's in Cleveland. When we told Fran that they were the award recipients Fran said "We don't do anything just what we can do." That is the whole point of this award. To recognize people who just do what they can do to make someones life a little better, to give them a chance to help themselves, to show Gods care and not expect anyone to notice. Jesus told us that whatever we do for the least ones we do for Him.